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15 Times Kids Found Out Their Parents Were Way Cooler Than They Are

Discovering old photo albums can bring nostalgia and enchantment as we see the fashion and lifestyle changes over the years. Social media now allows us to share vintage family photos, reminding us of the past and celebrating our family’s history. Fashion has evolved, but old photos remain timeless and capture our hearts. Digging out old photo albums can lead to new discoveries and appreciation for our family’s past.

1. My Grandmother and Her Then Boyfriend, 1960, New Jersey. A lot going on in this pic

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2. My Uncle Merle (circa 1940), while stationed at Pearl Harbor

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3. My wife 1968

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4. I didn’t find out who my father was till I was 50. He never knew about me. Here he is being old-school cool

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5. My mom throughout the 90s, id say she qualifies as cool, also, who do you think she looks like?

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6. Pretty sure I remember being this 1969 hippie chick

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7. My mom getting her Airborne pin, 1981

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8. My grandpa Jack Brisco. First Native American to win a NCAA wrestling championship. Only Native American to win the NWA world Heavyweight Championship. 1973

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9. My dad in a 1987 magazine ad

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10. Aunties with Santa, Kansas City 1984

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11. My Grandma’s Awesome Smile – Late 1940’s

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12. My Dad was an amateur professional wrestler in the UK 1960s

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13. Edith Steiner, a Jewish woman who survived the Holocaust, and John Mackay, the Scottish Soldier that saved her. They were married July 17th, 1946!

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14. “That Young New York Look” and the moon landing. Life magazine cover, August 1969. She is my mom

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15. My husband in 1992, our son in 2023

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